Bhubaneswar: The Ram Mandir in Ayodhya will take three years to build and the cost of the project is expected to exceed Rs 1,100 crore, a top member of the temple trust said on Sunday.
“The main temple will be built in three to three and a half years and will cost Rs 300-400 crore. But the expenditure on the development of the entire 70 acre land there will exceed Rs 1,100 crore,” Swami Govind Dev Giri Maharaj, treasurer of Ram Janmabhoomi Tirath Kshetra Nyas, told ABP news.
Responding to a query on criticism that BJP is using this as a campaign in view of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, he said, “People see this depending on the colour of spectacles they wear. We don’t wear any spectacles and our eyes are pointing at the path of devotion.”
“Our target is to reach 6.5 lakh villages and 15 crore homes (for collecting funds for the temple work),” he said.
Notably, President Ram Nath Kovind has contributed Rs 500,100 for the Ram temple construction.